Feds crack down on militia groups
April 29, 2009
Filed under Opinion
The freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights include the “right to bear arms” and the right to form independent militias that are not controlled by the federal government. These rights were included in part due to the history of strong centralized governments using their power to oppress the people, and it was thought by the writers of the Bill of Rights that ensuring the freedom of a free and sovereign people was congruent with allowing the people to organize themselves against an oppressive government.
During the 1970s, in order to protect the financial market against the anti-establishment movements, the federal government used its power against the people of the United States, using the FBI and CIA to kill and otherwise destroy the lives of many of United States citizens.
For example, black human rights activists were targeted for assassination by the FBI through their “COINTELPRO” program, which lasted until the mid-1970s. Meanwhile, also during the 1970s, the CIA was able to use its “Golden Triangle” heroin cartels to sponsor death-squads within the inner cities, including in the Bay Area, as part of a program that was meant to destabilize any opposition to the “establishment,” which is a term representing the cartel of billionaires who exert influence over world markets.
The people of the United States, in response to federal oppression, began to form independent militias and self-help groups, such as the Black Panthers and the Patriot Party, as a means of survival. These actions were necessary because the federal government was operating with little to no oversight. Only the people of the United States have the capacity to keep the federal government in line, and if democracy fails to hold back the crimes of the federal government against the people, then the people must begin organizing in self-defense.
Today, under the Obama administration, a new self-defense movement is growing,
The resurgence of groups like the Black Panthers and the Militia of Michigan are recognition of the growing anti-constitutional powers being unilaterally claimed by the Federal Executive Branch.
Federal powers are now encompassing state police agencies and are being used to intimidate human rights activists and to protect the financial market. Now is the time for the people to reclaim their inherited rights, as they are enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. As long as the federal Executive Branch exerts its powers illegally over the people, the people will see the need to organize into autonomous self-help groups.
Seize the time!